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Analysis: Beijing huddles with friends, seeks to fracture US-led ‘clique’

China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while using sanctions and threats to try to fracture the alliances the Uni...

Brazil's virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of a repr...

Taiwan’s TSMC denies Washington Post story about chips for Chinese military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, has denied a Washington Post report suggesting its products ended up in both A...

Some Olympic uniforms liable to contain Xinjiang cotton: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese textile company that sources cotton from Xinjiang will be producing clothing for the next two Olympic games, though the company denies the gear will come from th...

Genworth pulls plug on its acquisition by China Oceanwide

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Insurer Genworth Financial has pulled the plug on its long-delayed acquisition by a Chinese company. The provider of mortgage and long-term care insurance based ...

Time to ban LINE over China links?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – While the rest of the world is using apps like Signal, WhatsApp, and Telegram to communicate with each other, here in Taiwan, the go-to instant messenger and online cal...

Japan investigates Chinese access to Line app servers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese investigators will visit messaging app Line’s Japanese offices in connection with allegations that China can look at private information on the company&rsqu...

Pakistani PM, president COVID-positive following 1st dose of China's Sinopharm vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pakistan's president on Monday (March 29) tested positive for COVID-19 a little over a week after the country's prime minister was diagnosed with the virus, with b...

Hungary first in European Union for vaccinations, and deaths

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has vaccinated more of its population than any other country in the European Union, according to figures from an EU agency, but it continues to be one of the world's w...

The Latest: Pakistan orders doses of Chinese-made vaccines

ISLAMABAD-- Pakistan’s top health official said Wednesday his country will purchase 1 million doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine and 60,000 doses of the vaccine made by Chinese company CanSino Biologi...

Sri Lanka signs 3-year $1.5B currency swap deal with China

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka will exchange currency with China under a 10 billion yuan (about $1.5 billion) agreement aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries, the isla...

Hungary approves 2 more vaccines from outside EU amid spike

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has issued initial approval to two more COVID-19 vaccines from outside the European Union's common procurement program, officials said Monday, further expanding the na...

Security issues at play in Chinese firm’s failed bid for cable project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese company is among three firms that have failed to secure a bid for an undersea cable project in the Pacific region, with much at stake, including security concern...

Cambodia reports first COVID-19 death, 1 year into pandemic

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Thursday confirmed its first death from COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than a year ago as it battles a new local outbreak that has infected hundreds of ...

North Macedonia gets first batch of Russia vaccine Sputnik V

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia on Sunday received the first batch of 3,000 doses of Russian vaccine Sputnik V from a total order of 200,000 in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ...